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NSF Broader Impacts Workshop
May 9, 2018 - May 10, 2018
Proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation are evaluated on both intellectual merit and broader impacts (BI)—how the proposed research will benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired societal outcomes. Broader impacts activities show the relevance of the research to the public—and increasingly determine which of multiple excellent proposals get funded.
This two-day workshop (full day on day 1 and half day on day 2) will be facilitated by consultants from the NSF-funded National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI).
Sessions will cover:
- BI fundamentals and plan development for investigators and grant support staff
- BI in the NSF process, with Dr. Suzi Iacono, Head of NSF’s Office of Integrative Activities
- Find Your BI Partner lunch
- Building BI into your career plan
- BI evaluation with Dr. Lori Wingate of The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University
- Broader participation from underrepresented groups
Leave these sessions with ideas, resources, pathways to partners, and a more fully developed BI plan for your proposal.
This event is sponsored by University Outreach and Engagement, Office of Undergraduate Education, Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, The Graduate School, Academic Advancement Network, Science + Society @ State (S3), College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, MSU Extension, AgBioResearch, MSU Center for Interdisciplinarity, College of Education, College of Social Science, College of Natural Science, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Communications and Brand Strategy